How Longhorn Drew Blackard Became a Leader in Mobile Technology

One third of the passengers on any commercial flight are likely using smart phones that Drew Blackard, MBA ’06, helped produce. As vice president of product management...


The Way Back: Campus in Miniature

Each edition of UT’s Cactus yearbook has its own look and feel as the editors navigate a delicate balance: distinguishing it from its predecessors but also maintaining...


UT English Professor Deb Olin Unferth Hatches an Inventive Chicken Heist in Her Latest Novel

Picture this: A couple of egg industry auditors sneak onto a farm in the dead of night to steal a million chickens. It didn’t happen—but it could, says Deb...


Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection Celebrates 100 Years at UT

Sitting at a table at Sid Richardson Hall on campus, I lean over and try to look as closely as possible to a hundreds-of-years-old document while also trying not...



Dear Class of 2020: Words of Encouragement, Advice, and Wisdom

Longhorns everywhere are keeping UT’s Class of 2020—who had an unimaginable ending to their college experience—in their thoughts.


Fenves and Johnston: Kirk Watson Transformed Health and Health Care in Austin

Dear Senator Watson, In your final week as a Texas state senator, we have been reflecting on the extraordinary impact you have had on our community and your special...



Longhorn Monica Aldama Is the Queen of Cheer

How this Texas Ex became a Netflix star and national champion.


Celebrating Easter Alone Together

David Green, BS ’84, Life Member, pastor at Salem Church in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, celebrated Easter by conducting a live-streamed worship service.